04-2010 Prayer Calendar

Participation in the Prayer Partner Network is an essential part of Compassion's ministry for children and families in poverty.

April 2010 Prayer Calendar
Verse of the Month

"I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand."

Psalm 40:1-2, NIV

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Thursday 1

We praise God for the tremendous support Compassion's church partners in the Dominican Republic have offered to the churches and the people in Haiti. Since the earthquake hit Haiti, the Dominican churches have continually sent help!

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Friday 2

Pray for peace and comfort for Mirko, 6, in Peru, whose mother recently succumbed to cancer.

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Saturday 3

Pray for the family of 9-year-old Yosua in eastern Indonesia. The boy died of injuries from an accident. Please keep his sponsor in your prayers as well.

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Sunday 4

Please pray for the Lord to bless the child development centers in Togo. May these centers become known by their communities as places of love and opportunity.

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Monday 5

Pray for comfort and strength for the family of Compassion contractor David Hames. He lost his life while on assignment shooting video of Child Survival Programs in Haiti when the earthquake struck on Jan. 12.

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Tuesday 6

Please pray for a speedy recovery for Natanael, 9, in eastern Indonesia, who was hit by a motorcycle and injured.

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Wednesday 7

Pray for Samanta and her siblings in Ecuador, whose mother passed away three months ago from cancer. Their father killed himself a month later because he felt guilty for his wife's death.

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Thursday 8

Pray for Suwaree in Thailand who has had asthma for many years and recently had to be admitted to a hospital in Chiang Mai.

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Friday 9

Pray for the several child development centers in Burkina Faso that need drinkable water and electricity. Please ask God to make a way for the financing.

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Saturday 10

Pray for children in Honduras who need additional care that their parents cannot give. Please pray their sponsors become a source of encouragement and support for them.

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Sunday 11

We praise God for protecting the 26 Compassion children and their families from the fire that destroyed their village in Bangladesh. They were on the center's annual picnic when the fire swept through their village! Pray for those who lost their homes.

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Monday 12

Pray for the family of Maria, 15, in Peru, whose mother was pregnant and lost the baby.

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Tuesday 13

Pray for the children from seven Compassion child development centers in the Kongwa and Mpwapwa districts of Tanzania, whose homes were damaged or destroyed by flooding.

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Wednesday 14

Pray for Iswarya, 13, in India, whose father recently deserted the family.

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Thursday 15

Pray for the 14 Compassion children and their families in Bolivia who lost homes and belongings after flooding from heavy rains in Santa Cruz and Cochabamba.

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Friday 16

Please continue to pray for healing and strength for the Haiti Compassion staff members who, in spite of personal losses, are working hard to account for and serve the children, families and church partners affected by the quake.

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Saturday 17

Continue to pray for India's third Leadership Development Program graduation, which is scheduled for today. Pray for blessings and a smooth transition for the students.

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Sunday 18

Pray for emotional, spiritual and psychological support for Melida, Cintia and Wendy in Ecuador. Their mother committed suicide by eating rat poison, and the girls saw how she died. Pray for their father as well.

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Monday 19

Pray for the children from Uganda who are sick with as-yet-undiagnosed conditions, especially Kaliisa, 15, who is very ill.

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Tuesday 20

Pray for Thai children Nathapong and Ekkaphan, who each broke an arm in an accident.

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Wednesday 21

Pray for the baby and family of Yosua Student Center (Indonesia) secretary Sherli, who passed away due to bleeding after a Caesarean delivery.

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Thursday 22

We praise God that Amit, Pinkie, Arun, Yashoda, Shyam, Prema, Shani and Esther from Daniel Child Development Center in eastern India have been healed from their diseases!

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Friday 23

Pray for the staff members at the Kakuuto Child Survival Program in Uganda as their office is being built. Pray for God's provision for the building supplies and funds.

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Saturday 24

Pray for the family of Bolivia Country Director Mario Vasquez's wife. Her mother and sister have cancer.

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Sunday 25

Please ask God to protect our registered children in Burkina Faso during the current dusty, windy season, which often brings sickness and disease to vulnerable children.

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Monday 26

Pray for 5-month-old Indian boy, Gangadhar, from Hoskote, who is in critical condition due to cholera. Please also remember his parents, who are both sick.

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Tuesday 27

Pray for the church partners in the Dominican Republic who have taken the initiative to open Child Survival Programs at their centers on their own. Pray for provision and guidance.

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Wednesday 28

Pray for the families of the 23 people killed and more than 70 people missing as a result of a landslide in Tenjolaya village, Indonesia.

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Thursday 29

Pray for Michael, 8, in Bangladesh, who is suffering from emotional problems.

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Friday 30

We praise God that the political trouble that has plagued Honduras for months has finally ended and that all child development centers are operating normally!

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